Cyber News Roundup: It Takes a Village: Expert Tips to #BeCyberSmart

By Kelly Stremel | October 22, 2021

Every month should be cybersecurity awareness month! With cyber threats morphing and changes in the workforce, now is a good time to make a few changes with your personal security, your organization’s security, and beyond. It takes a village —…

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Cyber News Roundup: Top Cyber Threats in Our Hybrid World, Unattended IoT Devices in Empty Offices

By Kelly Stremel | September 17, 2021

The new world we work in is a hybrid world. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, much has been written about the shift to work-from-home, which has brought an increase of hackers going after the weak security links leading to an increase in cyber threats.   With the…

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PacStar CTO Charlie Kawasaki Named 2021 Tech Champion Award Winner by Technology Association of Oregon

By Kelly Stremel | September 15, 2021

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that Charlie Kawasaki, chief technical officer of its PacStar® business, will receive the 2021 Tech Champion Award given by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) at its awards ceremony this Friday, September 17, 2021, in Portland, Oregon. PacStar is a…

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Cyber News Roundup: R is for Ransomware

By Kelly Stremel | August 20, 2021

Ransomware may sound like a suspenseful movie plot, but the reality is that it’s plaguing organizations in every industry. Let’s face it: ransomware commands big reactions and big dollars…and big headlines. Ransomware is an attack that locks computers and systems and demands a ransom to…

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Cyber News Roundup: Moving from Shaming to Sharing, More Data Breach Reporting

By Kelly Stremel | July 16, 2021

While everything’s not coming up roses in cybersecurity land, we might be seeing signs of rosier approaches. In a recent Help Net Security article, author Sai Venkataraman reinforces the importance of building a positive security culture. His perspective is that our shame culture is the biggest roadblock to…

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CYBERSECURITY WEBINAR SERIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: MAY – SEPTEMBER

By Kelly Stremel | May 21, 2021

Nearly every week, there’s a new cyberattack, threat, or ransomware, plaguing our businesses and organizations, putting sensitive data at risk. To learn all about the fundamentals of cybercrime and cybersecurity, what’s at stake, and how you can better protect your…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: Oil Pipeline Hack and Beckoning Cyber Threats

By Kelly Stremel | May 14, 2021

What happens when a major city’s electricity goes out? Or water supplies are shut off? Or oil pipelines are hacked? The cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co., the largest U.S. fuel pipelines — which CBS News refers to as “a major fuel artery” — signifies an…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: 14 Tax Scams, 5 Common Attacks to Small Business, and a Cybersecurity Quiz?

By Kelly Stremel | April 19, 2021

Ah, tax season. With an extra month to file taxes in 2021, this means extra time for more scams. As if tax time isn’t stressful enough, add in scammers who prey on individuals and small businesses — trying to steal your information or money. Here are the top…

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Cyber News Roundup: Lurking Cyber Threats: Emails, Vaccinations, Small Businesses

By Kelly Stremel | March 19, 2021

Beware of fake invoice attachments in email — the most common lures in malware. Email continues to be the vehicle for the majority of malware distribution, with 88% delivered by email into targets’ inboxes, according to the latest findings in the HP-Bromium…

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